Call Okorocha to order, Ebonyi APC tells party’s national leadership
While his feud with governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state over the pronouncement that three serving governors would soon join the APC, is yet to abate, his party members in Ebonyi state are up in arms against him.
The APC in Ebonyi yesterday disassociated itself from the purported adoption of Nnamani by Okorocha as the leader of the party in the South East zone.
Acting state chairman of the party, Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze in a statement urged on the national leadership of the party to call Okorocha to order to avoid causing more harm to the party.
“The party is currently registering new members and planning ways to improve her fortunes in subsequent elections while one man, who want to see himself as a pseudo god, is busy building non-existent empires and living in a dream world,” Eze said.
The Imo state governor had at a meeting in Owerri last week, announced Nnamani as the APC leader in the zone. The Ebonyi chapter of the party, which described the development as a huge joke, added that the action was intended not only to ridicule the status of the party within the South East zone but also to cause unnecessary disaffection in the party.
Eze argued that the leadership of the Party was not done by any form of executive fiat, alleging that Okorocha’s action was reflective of his usual penchant for mischievous contributions and ideologies to political matters.
His words: “The attention of the APC, Ebonyi state has been drawn to the attempt to ridicule the party in the South East zone by the mischievous gimmicks of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state who will stop at nothing to discredit the party at all times.
“His recent adoption of distinguished Senator Ken Nnamani as his leader in the South-East is an attempt to give what he does not have which amounts to a joke and APC Ebonyi state disassociates itself wholly from the charade.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we state unequivocally that Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu remains the number one APC leader in Igboland. He not only founded the APC but also has remained resolute in building on the gains of the merger that brought the party into existence.
Eze enjoined Nnamani, whom he noted is a leader in his own right, to be wary of the likes of Okoroacha who seek to destroy him.“In the first place, leaders are not appointed by fiat. It is common knowledge that leaders evolve over time where their qualities become glaring that they naturally ease into the leadership role. All revered leaders in the world, past and present have passed through this road.“Thus, the infamous declaration of Governor Okoroacha is at best a product of a known rabble-rouser whose penchant for mischief knows no bound,” he added.